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A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Chances are high you have heard of Google. You are likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily. But unless you’re a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur or a slightly obsessive technology […]

National Labor Relations Board rejected Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly

National Labor Relations Board rejected Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly

A federal body overseeing labor disputes advised the dismissal of Jeremy Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly for his controversial memo regarding inclusion and diversity programs at the company. Citing similar precedents, the National Labor Relations Board counsel deemed parts of the memo “so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive” as to shed their status as […]

Google launches a lightweight ‘Gmail Go’ app for Android

Google launches a lightweight ‘Gmail Go’ app for Android

Google has added a notable addition to its line of “Go” edition apps – the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets – with the launch of Gmail Go. The app, like others in the Go line, takes up less storage space on users’ smartphones and makes better use of mobile data compared with the […]

YouTube TV raises pricing, expands with Turner, NBA, MLB additions

YouTube TV raises pricing, expands with Turner, NBA, MLB additions

YouTube TV today announced a significant expansion of its channel lineup thanks to new deals with Turner, NBA TV, and MLB Network. A number of Turner-owned networks will be added to YouTube TV’s base package starting now, including TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies. NBA TV and MLB […]

Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

Time Warner will be fine even if the government blocks the bid from AT&T to buy the company. That’s the word from John Martin, the free-wheeling chief executive of Time Warner subsidiary Turner Inc., who was speaking at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. For the record, Martin says that the government’s position on […]

Google’s custom TPU machine learning accelerators are now available in beta

Google’s custom TPU machine learning accelerators are now available in beta

Google’s Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), the company’s custom chips for running machine learning workloads written for its TensorFlow framework, are now available to developers. The promise of these Google-designed chips is that they can run specific machine learning workflows significantly faster than the standard GPUs that most developers use today. For Google, one of the […]

Uber settles lawsuit with Waymo

Uber settles lawsuit with Waymo

Uber has agreed to settle the lawsuit brought against it by Waymo for theft of some of the company’s trade secrets. As part of the settlement, Uber has agreed to work with Waymo to ensure that the company’s LIDAR and software represents just the work of Uber engineers. The agreement also comes with a financial […]

Uber’s new CEO could probably win at 10 dimensional chess

Uber’s new CEO could probably win at 10 dimensional chess

The courtroom has been cleared, the lights are off in the spillover room on the 19th floor and the initial takes are in on the Uber vs. Waymo trial. Uber will give Alphabet, the parent company of both Waymo and the search giant Google, some $244 million worth of stock, and agree to ensure that […]

Chrome will soon mark all unencrypted pages as ‘not secure’

Chrome will soon mark all unencrypted pages as ‘not secure’

Google’s Chrome browser will soon flag every site that doesn’t use HTTPS encryption. Starting in July, with the launch of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ and prominently highlight this in its URL bar. Over the course of the last few years, Google has strongly advocated for the use of […]

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